Memoirs of a Musician
Kara Elizabeth | 18 | artist | barista | in love with love

I hope you don’t mind if I get a little lukewarm
If this passion inside dies a little each day
I hope you understand
If I start drifting away

See, I start out real strong
Going for the prize
But I let obstacles get in my way
Strength fizzles and dies away

I’ve never meant to hurt you
I never meant to use you
No, I never wanted to break your heart
You shouldn’t give me the power to

I try to love responsibly
Slow burn rather than a quick spark
But some things you just can’t control
Some things you just can’t touch

So I’ll try not to hurt you
But here’s my disclaimer
I’m easily distracted
I like my options open &
I cannot be taken

Monday, November 14, 2011

I’m sure you wouldn’t believe it
Anymore than I could
I’m back in this circle
Trying to make a door out of a window

I’m what you’d call a “wanna-be”
That’s one thing I never meant to be
But I’d compromise those lines
For a vertical look from your eyes

Whisper your lies again
Stow them away in my ears
Make sure this time you mean it—
This time you’ll mean it
I’ll be sure
To turn your words to truth

Climbing out of my skin
Re-adjust and get back in
Anything to be someone I’m not
The one I envied, the one I want to be just like

I’m what you’d call a “wanna-be”
That’s one thing I never meant to be
But I’d compromise those lines
For a vertical look from your eyes

Whisper your lies again
Stow them away in my ears
Make sure this time you mean it—
This time you’ll mean it
I’ll be sure
To turn your words to truth

Dream not as I was
But who I am becoming
Becoming something from a true dream
Leaving this nightmare life

Whisper your lies again
Stow them away in my ears
Make sure this time you mean it—
This time you’ll mean it
I’ll be sure
To turn your words to truth

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I’m a little bit stronger
For a little bit longer
But I still need you
Will you show me the way to your heart
I don’t know how to let go
I don’t know how to win you over
I should’ve known by now

Monday, October 31, 2011

The clock is ticking
Much too loud
My brain is thinking much too hard
I had a dream last night
You weren’t around to save me
Suffocated in my sleep last night
Where were you to save me?
Life isn’t fair anymore
The cheaters seem to win
Bigger than the winners
And though they say it’s all good
In the end
I’m not ready for the end
Until you come around
Come and save me
From myself
Come and save me
From you
They say it’s all good
In the end
Don’t let this be
Our end
It’s in your hands
You have all control
Don’t let it end tonight

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Read Between the Lines

I think I lost you
In all the uses of the word
I think you loved me
But that season is far too gone
And I can’t see
Past these mirrors
Come and make things clearer

I’ve completely lost my head this time
Where did you go?
I’ve completely lost all my control
I need something to hold on to
Something to hold on to

Photograph those moments
Save them forever
Something to remind us
It wasn’t all a waste
Keep those secrets in a little book
Bound with all your lies
This time
You read between the lines

There’s a time
For letting go and forgetting
And there’s a time
For forgiving and remembering
I can’t seem
To distinguish between the two
The smoke is fogging up my view
Come and make things clearer

I’ve completely lost my head this time
Where did you go?
I’ve completely lost all my control
I need something to hold on to
Something to hold on to

Photograph those moments
Save them forever
Something to remind us
It wasn’t all a waste
Keep those secrets in a book
Bound with all your lies

This time, read between the lines

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Untitled Song

Rainy night, typical ending scene
All I’m thinking of is you thinking of me
My mind is wasting away on what will never be
My heart is wishing the rain would wipe it clean  

Maybe someday I’ll remember you
No other could make me believe a lie like that  

You’ll find a way
To erase the memory of me
I’ll find a way
To be okay
A tunnel with a light
A sea with a horizon
Nothing comes as a surprise
Anymore

I can’t smell your cologne
On my clothes anymore
Only through mere memory
My sweatshirt remembers your name

Maybe someday you’ll remember me
And the lie we lived  

You’ll find a way
To erase the memory of me
I’ll find a way
To be okay
A tunnel with a light
A sea with a horizon
Nothing comes as a surprise
Anymore

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Untitled Song in Progress

I’m not superstitious
But maybe the constellations
Could tell us our future
And I’m not cliche
I just mimic what they all say
I think I’m smart
Though I can’t seem to figure you out

And I can’t keep changing my ways

When you notice me for me
And ignore all they say
Give me a call
And I’ll be on my way I think I want to call you “home”

I’m not romantic
But I love Teddy bears and chocolates
I’m independent
When I have someone to rely on
I’m not what they say
So boy, won’t you stay?

And I can’t keep changing my ways

When you notice me for me
And ignore all they say
Give me a call
And I’ll be on my way I think I want to call you “home”

I’m not confusing
But neither am I simple
I’m not what they say
I’m not what they say
When you notice me for me
And ignore all they say
Give me a call
And I’ll be on my way
I think I want to call you “home”
Will you be there when I come home?

Monday, July 11, 2011
this is getting inked somewhere on my body cavity sometime after I’m of age. ribcage? collarbone? inside of my arm? 

this is getting inked somewhere on my body cavity sometime after I’m of age. 

ribcage? collarbone? inside of my arm? 

Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011

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I’m gonna be posting videos there soon, too. (:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Your voice is lost in the crash of the waves

Your breath, taken away with the wind

The sun has shined away your soul

You belong to them more than to me

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I Will Be Yours

After my trip around the world

I’ll return to your arms

When I tire of being independent

To you I’ll belong

After my strength has run out

Your arms will revive me

I will be yours

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My head on your chest 

Is all that I need

Hearing your heart go ‘beat, beat, beat’

Mine cries ‘protect me, protect me, protect me’

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When you laugh I can’t help but smile

Your smile inspires me to dream

Don’t leave for I’ll waste my time pretending

You’ve come back to me

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Keep letting me be me

Giving me the option to be free

I’ll always return to you